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REAL LIFE GOD STORIES - "'I'VE BEEN SHOT!" The Amazing EMILIO PIONTES Christian Testimony

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Published on Sep 4, 2008

The need to be accepted for who we are runs very deep in some people. Emilio Piontes had that need. With his family moving from Venezuela to Chicago, Illinois at a young age, the language barrier and cultural shock he experienced found him even more needy than ever to find some way to be accepted.

He seemed to find acceptance in street gangs, and so in his teenage years, being in a street gang not only filled his need for acceptance, the gang world was also his identify.

With gang violence came drugs, and with drugs came prison. Yet even while in prison, he still found security and acceptance being a gang member behind prison walls.

In his world of drugs and crime and prison, he was a heroin addict for 17 years. From being shot by someone he was going to rob for money for another drug fix, to knowing nothing about God ... God was patiently working behind the scenes, though Emilio had no clue of it until years later.

With a grieving mother praying for years for her wayward son, telling him time and time again: "BOY -- THERE IS A BETTER LIFE OUT THERE FOR YOU." ... Emilio finally came to the place in his life where he had a knowing that if he didn't start asking God for help, God was not going to keep bailing him out of trouble.

In time, Emilio came to realize that God fully accepts us and loves us unconditionally, and will forgive us if we ask Him to ... no matter what we have done, and that once we realize that God loves us and accepts us just the way we are, we don't need to spend anymore time trying to find some earthly way to have those needs met. Afterall, when we stand before God on the Judgment Day and give an account to Him of our life, being loved and accepted for who we are will not have any relevance for the rest of eternity from that point on, unless our identify is in God at that moment.

JESUS DID IT! (http://www.precious-testimonies.com/e...)

An easy way to "Lay Up For Yourselves Treasures In Heaven", that Jesus told believers to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VfCs...

Is God YOUR identify? He wants it to be.

This is not your typical: "I WAS MESSED UP AND GOD RESCUED ME" testimony, though it is that as WELL. It is an amazing story of the patience of God giving a hopeless drug addict opportunity after opportunity to surrender fully to Him while Emilio kept falling back into his old ways ... time and time again!

If you think you or a loved has brought God to the end of His patience, and all hope is gone, take the time to listen to all of this testimony. It is proof that God will extend his forgiveness and mercy beyond anything we can imagine. If God will do it for Emilio, God has unlimited forgiveness, mercy and patience for every person on this planet.

Of course, none of us know when our time is up either, so riding on the mercy and grace of God indefinitely as though God will never say: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" Well ... we pray no one reading this would be that presumptuous with God and what eternity holds in store for you.

Today is the day to take action with God, because we have no assurance we will have tomorrow to get right with God, do we? To learn more about this testimony, simply click on the following link and scroll down to his name: http://www.precious-testimonies.com/T...

Please be sensitive to the Lord regarding sharing this video with someone ELSE who could benefit from watching it, or you think might be willing to forward it to others to give it greater awareness. Thanks

If you would like to learn more about the non-denominational ministry of PRECIOUS TESTIMONIES, please be encouraged to click on the following link: http://www.precious-testimonies.com

Did God DIE? Hear how it happened on this link: http://www.precious-testimonies.com/E...

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